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Average monthly rent: $784
Annual drop: -8.1%
Q4 2009 drop: -2.4%
The Portland area, home to Nike, attracted new residents with high quality-of-life rankings. Its population jumped to about 2.2 million in 2008, from 1.9 million in 2000, according to Census data. As a result of last year's recession, however, the vacancy rate jumped to 8.2% and rent levels dropped by 8.1%. Unemployment in December climbed to 10.6%.